Friday, September 7

  • Spend the morning with Jerry Simchuck as he discussess and demonstrates "Habitat Creation—Beyond Techniques" ($50 For reservations call JoAnne (360) 736-1082 or email jobyrn@comcast.net)
  • Show, vendor, and demo setup
  • Entry Registration
  • Carvers get together reception

Saturday, September 8

  • Judging of Entries Indoors
  • IWCA Style Shorebird Championship
  • IWCA Young Guns Championship
  • "Carving the Anatomically Correct Bird" with Jerry Harris
  • Judging of decoys in the fountain pool
  • Awards Banquet
  • Cocktail bird auction

Sunday, September 9

  • "Tell Me a Story" Seminar by Dieter Golze
  • Painting/Carving Demos, Tool Vendors
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Mini Decoy Trader Bufflehead Drake
  • Carving Critiques by the “Experts”

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The Columbia Flyway Wildlife ShowFeather & Quill Carvers in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center extend a warm welcome and a cordial invitation to attend the 31st Annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show & Northwest Championship Competition on September 8 and 9, 2018. Join us for a great experience.

This show has the reputation as the premier wildlife carving show and competition in the Northwest. The facility at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center on the banks of the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington has every amenity that an art show focusing on wildlife sculpture could ask for. The show focuses on hand carved, textured, and painted wood sculptures of birds, fish, and mammals in fifteen competitive divisions.

View the judging of wildlife carvings in the main auditorium and the decoys in the fountain pool. Take advantage of the free seminars and demonstrations. And as if that is not enough, join us at the Fountain Pool for the 6” mini decoy floaters “trade” event where grown carvers get more excited than they should at the intense competition and nail biting dramatics.

The Will Hayden Memorial Awards will be awarded to the best of show for intermediate and novice carvers. Due to the generous donations from area carving clubs and individuals who benefitted from Will’s years of friendship, mentoring, and support, this award will be given for years to come.

This show is a member of the International Wildfowl Carvers Association (IWCA). If you enter the IWCA Divisions and are a member of IWCA, you will be eligible for IWCA National Events such as the Championship contests. Check the IWCA rules here.

Click Here to View the Winners from the 2017 Show

Judy Caldwell

Judy is a native Oregonian who grew up with a great love of animals and the wilderness. She has been involved with art and diverse mediums since childhood.

In the early 1990’s she was first exposed to the beauty and warmth of wood sculpture. Judy feels that wood is the perfect medium to give her artwork depth and richness and has designated highly realistic sculpture as her method of interpreting her love of all wildlife.

Some of her proudest moments have been winning the Best of Show.

Judy says, “What a tribute to compete with and be judged by the foremost in wildlife art. It is my hope that through my carving I can demonstrate to the public the wonderment and beauty of our abundant wildlife and the responsibility we all have to provide and protect the habitat necessary to insure the survival of all the species.”


The 2018 Feather & Quill Purchase Award is the Raffle Prize for 2019. Tickets can be purchased for this Redhead Drake carved by Jerry Harris of Dallas, Oregon. Tickets are available now by mail and will be sold on the show weekend. The drawing will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You need not be present to win.

Mail your request and check to:

Randy Martin

48140 SE Linhart Butte Road

Sandy, OR 97055


Washington Federal Junior Duck Stamp
2018 Winners

Exhibited in the Water Resources Center — August and September 2018

2018 Winner
Evelyn Tsang
Age 14
Vancouver, WA